Stone Crusher during development the current features included in the stone crusher are as follows;
You can add blocks to crush by dropping it onto the crusher, there is a gui where you can add the blocks manually but if you going to use pipes or conveyors you only have to drop the items above the crusher and it will be automatically added to it's inventory.
Before it will start accepting blocks you need to ad a special container next to it currently using a chest. Any extra blocks once the inventory is fulled up will be moved to the chest and pulled once there's space in the crushers inventory.
The crusher has 4 slots from which it crushes simultaneously and will work from power generated by a Coal Gas Generator.
The Crusher has 3 main parts that needs to be separately crafted and entered into their corresponding slots, the crusher will not work until these parts are present, the parts currently are a) Screws b) Gears c) Shaft these items will sit inside it's inventory and once added the crusher will be able to operate.
Now as soon as you place down the crusher you will be able to see it's maintenance bar, this bar indicates it's overall usage and will start dropping once the machine receives power. The maintenance mode is tweak to handle X amount of blocks before it reaches zero, once it reaches zero the machine will stop working and smoke will start coming from your crusher.
If all the conditions are met for it to still operate but it's maintenance is on zero it will start tearing at the screws and eventually break them and then move onto the gears and shaft breaking them all over time. Now if this happens you will have to replace the broken parts first and fix the machine using a tool to get it's maintenance back up, if you do regular maintenance then it will off course never reach zero and never break any parts.
The blocks that are crushed will be spit out the back onto a conveyor ready to be transported to the next machine.
The Machine can only be removed with a special tool and it has to be in a perfect condition before you can remove it so you have to fix it up and then remove it, removing it with a pick axe will completely break the machine and you will have to craft it again.
Down below you can see video clips taken during development of the crusher if you have any comment on it or would like to see extra features added to it plz feel free to post below input is always welcome.
Quick preview of the Stone Crusher in operation
Stone Crusher Animated Gears